13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 day
Bus
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Thessaloniki, Greece
— 1 day
Train
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Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia
— 1 night
Drive
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Kotor, Montenegro
— 1 night
Bus
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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Drive
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 1 night
Bus
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 3 nights
Train
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Nis, Serbia
— 1 day
Bus
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Bus
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night

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Istanbul, Turkey

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
On the 16th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, then admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, and finally stop by Ortakoy.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major aiports are Istanbul Airport and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. In November, daytime highs in Istanbul are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Thessaloniki.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 15 — 16:

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Thessaloniki, Greece

Mother of Israel

A city with a stormy history and a cosmopolitan heart, Thessaloniki attracts visitors with its diverse culinary scene, dynamic nightlife, and youthful energy.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolis Cathedral of Agios Gregorios Palamas, explore the historical opulence of Heptapyrgion, see the interesting displays at Hellenic Pharmaceutical Museum, get engrossed in the history at Museum of Byzantine Culture, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Zeitenlik, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Osios David (The Latomou Monastery).

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Thessaloniki trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by bus from Istanbul to Thessaloniki takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Istanbul in November, Thessaloniki is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Skopje.

Things to do in Thessaloniki

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 16 — 17:

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A melting pot of cultures from Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Yugoslavian rule, Skopje serves as the nation's eclectic capital.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Holocaust Memorial Centre, explore the stunning scenery at Matka Canyon, then do a tasting at Brzanov Winery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Clement of Ohrid.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Skopje trip maker app.

Traveling by train from Thessaloniki to Skopje takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Thessaloniki to Skopje due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Thessaloniki in November, things will get slightly colder in Skopje: highs are around 15°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kotor.

Things to do in Skopje

Nature · Parks · Wineries · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 18:

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Kotor, Montenegro

Bride of the Adriatic Sea

Perched on the edge of a fjord-like bay rimmed by rugged mountains, Kotor grew around a medieval settlement purposely built like a maze.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, get outside with Viewing Point at the Road Kotor-Lovćen, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nikola Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of the Rocks, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Blažena Ozana. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Plavi Horizonti Beach, don't miss a visit to Our Lady's Temple of Prčanj, and then get engrossed in the history at Perast Museum.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Kotor trip planner.

Drive from Skopje to Kotor in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Skopje in November, with highs in Kotor at 21°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mostar.

Things to do in Kotor

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 18 — 20:

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Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Famed for its 16th-century bridge, Mostar boasts a rich cultural and architectural heritage.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): make a trip to Mehmed Karadoz Moschee and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koskin-Mehmed Pasha's Mosque.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Mostar online trip builder.

Take a bus from Kotor to Mostar in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Mostar

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 21:

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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Jerusalem of Europe

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque, see the interesting displays at Galerija 11/07/95, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrala Sarajevo.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Sarajevo trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Mostar to Sarajevo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Parks · Spas · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 22:

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Belgrade, Serbia

The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Sava Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ružica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Petka's Chapel, then contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, then learn about all things military at Military Museum, and finally shop like a local with Knez Mihailova. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Skadarlija, contemplate the long history of Residence of Princess Ljubica (Konak Kneginje Ljubice, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Crkva Svetog Marka, then examine the collection at National Museum Belgrade, then learn about winemaking at Podrum Probus, and finally contemplate the long history of Sremski Karlovci.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Belgrade vacation planner.

You can take a bus from Sarajevo to Belgrade in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of car and train. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in November, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to drive to Nis.

Things to do in Belgrade

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 22 — 25:

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Nis, Serbia

Niš is the third largest city in Serbia and the administrative center of the Nišava District in southern Serbia. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Hall, contemplate the long history of Tinkers Alley, pause for some serene contemplation at Hram Svetog Pantelejmona, contemplate the long history of Nis Fortress, then steep yourself in history at Christogram Monument, and finally steep yourself in history at Red Cross Nazi Concentration Camp.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nis day trip planner.

You can take a train from Belgrade to Nis in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In November in Nis, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sofia.

Things to do in Nis

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:

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Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
On the 26th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Ancient Serdica Archaeological Complex, take a stroll through Vitosha Boulevard, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Nikolai Sofiyski, explore the striking landscape at Zlatnite_Mostove -Golden Bridges, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Vitosha Mountain, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St Paraskeva.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Sofia online trip builder.

Traveling by bus from Nis to Sofia takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of train, car, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Nis to Sofia. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:

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Istanbul, Turkey

Queen of Cities

Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Little Hagia Sophia, explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait, examine the collection at Sakip Sabanci Museum, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sehzade Mehmet Mosque, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District, and then admire the striking features of Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul road trip planner.

You can take a bus from Sofia to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sofia to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Sofia in November, plan for much warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28: